Yesterday (April 13), Dice community manager Kevin Johnson (via VGC) shared that Battlefield 2042‘s update 4.0 will launch “next week”.
Ahead of the update’s full patch notes, Johnson has teased that it will include “over 400+ individual fixes, bugs, and [quality of life] improvements.”
Johnson went on to touch on some of these changes, which include an overhaul to attachments that will ensure “they feel unique and have an impact on your loadout choice and gunplay.”
Operators Rao and Paik will also get updated traits, while Sundance’s Grenade Belt will be tweaked to allow for “better Anti-Armor Grenade target acquisition within their immediate vicinity.”
Update 4.0 will also bring tweaks to Battlefield 2042‘s Ribbons system “to allow easier unlocking across modes such as Rush,” while XP gains for more teamwork-oriented behaviour will be increased to encourage working together.
Finally, next week’s patch will also rebalance vehicular combat in the game to ensure that infantry players can still pose a threat to those fighting from the safety of armoured vehicles.
Wrapping up, Johnson shared that “while this merely scratches the surface of update 4.0 in Battlefield 2042, we do appreciate the patience afforded to us with getting this update out there.”
Back in March, update 3.3 for Battlefield 2042 added a long-requested scoreboard feature and a litany of bug fixes as well as a “thank you” bundle for players who purchased more expensive versions of the game.
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